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(en) Britain, Anarchist Federatio: Jin, jian, azadi! Women, life, freedom! + Speech for the Anarchist Federation: -- We bring a report from the Sunday demonstration to support Afrin.
Thu, 8 Feb 2018 07:39:56 +0200
On Sunday, 28 January, organized the Initiative of No Racism!, Socialist Solidarity and
the Young Green Assembly called Afrin Not Self: Demonstration Against Turkish Aggression
Against Rojava. At Palacky Square in Prague, almost 150 people met in the windy Sunday
afternoon. Participants, almost half of whom were Kurds living in the Czech Republic,
created a varied crowd decorated with YPG and YPJ flags, depictions of the leader of the
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Öcalan, as well as banners expressing support for
African residents or Solidarity with Rojava - Against all fascist aggresion (Solidarity
with Rojava - against any fascist aggression). ---- A series of speeches came after the
demonstration began. The first representatives of the Kurds were present. He emphasized
that let Erdogan justify the attack on Afrin, its main target being the Kurds in the long
run. He stressed that, although the PKK is considered a terrorist organization, the Kurds
do not fulfill their definition of terrorism. Their only goal is to gain the right to
their own existence and to gain freedom. Murad emerged as Socialist Solidarity. In his
English speech, translated into Czech, he stated that the people in Afrin are not and will
not be alone. He stressed that we should put pressure on the Czech government not only to
stop the supply of weapons. German tanks, which are largely used by Turkish units, are not
the only material manifestations of the attitude of the European Union or the US to the
The Young Green member, in her speech, calculated violations of the Erdogan regime,
suppressing basic human rights. She reminded, for example, that there are a large number
of transgender people in Turkey, and they, like the entire LGBT movement, face major
repression. Women and women are the same, and the government also focuses on journalists.
He could not miss the speech of another organizing organization - INR. Their
representative, among other things, called for actions to promote Afrina, to write letters
to the relevant authorities, or to appeals to the Czech political party. The INR,
according to the INR, should seek to avoid extra weapons in Turkey, should finally start
helping, as promised in the context of alibitic excuses, why not accept any refugees.
There was also a call for the relevant politicians to resolve the situation of Markéta
Všelichová and Miroslav Farkaš, who have been rotting for a year in Turkish prisons for
their support of the Kurdish emancipation efforts in Rojava.
The conclusion was the present Kurds. At first, one of them expressed their deep gratitude
to all those present for their solidarity and stressed that the warriors and fighters in
Afrin were also fighting for us. Speech in Kurdish had Mehmed, who has long been engaged
in the struggle for the rights of the Kurds. The last words, the shortest but most
succinct, said a small Kurdish girl against the killing of children in Afrin: "Children
deserve life!" Before crying, she managed to say only a few sentences, but you had more
strength than all previous speeches.
The event was supposed to end at the moment. After a joint photo of participants with
banners and flags, the organizers warned that they would not be satisfied with a mere
gathering, so people started to make a short march.
The procession headed for a moment in the direction of Jungmannovo Square. On the way
through Karlovo námestí and Spálená we were really heard. The majority of the Kurds, who
chanted passwords like Bijî berxwedana ypg! (Glory of Resistance YPG!) Or Jin, jian,
azadi! (Women, life, freedom!). In addition to passwords, there were a few words about why
we are marching. A little vicious I imagined how a xenophobic looking at a parade, mostly
made up of skulling men of darker skin, dressed in colorful flags and accompanied by
reproduced oriental music, takes his legs on his shoulders and runs to warn patriotic
souls that the jihad has already arrived in Prague!
The march ended at Jungmann Square, where several Kurdish songs and short speeches were
heard before the event was officially over.
We thank the organizers for organizing this important event. We have come to express our
solidarity to the Kurds, and the Kurds have not missed it! Afrin is not alone!
Speech for the Anarchist Federation:
We strongly condemn Turkey's offensive of Afina as anarchists and anarchists, whatever the
Is the attack the result of long-term hatred of the state towards the Kurds as a
nationality? We condemn nationalism!
Or is the operation driven by an effort to turn with Rojava's emancipation, which many
anarchists see as a new hope for revolutionary events? We condemn the state violence
against any attempt to live freely!
Does the Turkish state want to expand its territory, take up border areas and subject the
local population to the proto-fascist Erdogan regime? We condemn imperialism!
Does Turkey try to take another piece of land in the war on energy? We condemn the
capitalist efforts to monetize everything you look at!
Turkey convinces its citizens that the attack is leading to their security. To get rid of
so-called terrorists from the PKK. Even in our case, we saw in the Fénix case how easy it
is to abuse the "terrorism" sticker. Turkey's fake effort to maintain state security is
used to divert attention from opposition to the opposition. Against this, neither
anarchists nor other left-wing groups have resigned. There are no reports about some
anarchist groups from Istanbul or Ankara. Some comrades and comrades are missing, they are
probably imprisoned without trial.
Turkey is justifying the fight against terrorism, but in reality it just removes all the
people who are against it. All the people they hate. He wants to get rid of those who
threw him a few months ago to help clear the Daesh world.
Friends fighting in YPG and YPJ have a better-armed and hateful enemy against each other.
However, volunteers fighting for Coban came to their aid, and their sympathizers and
sympathizers around the world express their support. But their most powerful weapon is a
legitimate desire for freedom.
As our friends from the Turkish anarchist group DAF told us: No state can defeat people
fighting for freedom!
The people of Afrin will win!
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